Eddie Lacy had a good reason for coming out of yesterday’s game in overtime.
He couldn’t breathe well.
The Packers rookie running back was stopped by an asthma attack. It’s a condition he dealt with since he was young, but it wasn’t as much of an issue growing up in Louisiana.
“It’s worse in the winter time,” Lacy said, via Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I’ve had it since I was little. Sometimes it’s worse than others.”
Lacy carried the ball 25 times for 110 yards and a touchdown in the Packers overtime tie with the Vikings. And while he wished he’d have been more available late, he’s also looking at the reality of a schedule with two more games in Green Bay and a trip to Chicago.
“And it’s going to get worse, I think,” Lacy said with a laugh.
Given all the other problems the Packers have on offense, however, his condition’s no laughing matter. He’s already made a quick impression on opponents with his ability to grind away.
“I think he’s a great back,” Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway said. “One of the strongest running backs I’ve played against.
“He’s difficult to tackle one on one, so you have to bring a lot of ‘hats’ to the party and keep hitting him for four quarters. Because he’s going to give it to you for four quarters and try to wear you down.”
As long as he doesn’t wear down and lose his breath first.